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Afzender Boulevard Theatre Festival Den Bosch

Afzender Boulevard Theatre Festival Den Bosch

Aug 06, 2020Aug 16, 2020
Various locations
Den Bosch
Various prices (some performances are free)

Afzender Boulevard Theatre Festival Den Bosch

Boulevard Theatre Festival is the largest site-specific theatre festival in the south of the Netherlands. On an ordinary year, it would present more than 70 unique theatre, dance and musical shows over the course of 11 days at sites around Den Bosch.

This year, there is a specially-devised small-scale version for staying safe at a 1,5-metre distance and preventing the further spread of coronavirus, called Afzender Boulevard (Powered by Boulevard).

Afzender Boulevard - a special edition for 2020

The theme of the special edition of the festival in 2020 is "Near and dear" (Nader de ander), exploring personal space in our new concept of social distancing. This year is a lot smaller than the usual Boulevard Festival, but the resilience of those involved will be evident in the concerts, performances and installation art this summer in Den Bosch.

Afzender Boulevard presents 25 performances in different locations across Den Bosch. Ticket sales have begun and many shows are already sold out!

Afzender Boulevard venues

Den Bosch has been dubbed the "Cultural Capital of the South" and Boulevard is a testament to that. The programmers sourced venues that are well-equipped to meet the standards set by the COVID-19-related safety regulations. Here's where you can find the festival happenings in Den Bosch:

  • Brabant Hallen
  • Citadel open-air theatre
  • Artemis studio theatre
  • Vertrekpunt Werkwarenhuis

About the festival

Boulevard has made it its mission to give talented performance artists a platform on which to hone and present their craft. With a focus on developing talent, the organisers actively search for engaging artists from around Benelux to participate in the festival. The venues and sites around Den Bosch become a meeting place for artists, funders, visitors, fans, sponsors and others in the performance industry. 

In recent years, the selected participants have increasingly addressed topics surrounding developments in civil society, standards and the role of ideals, both now and in the future. This has resulted in the inspired and confronting work for which the festival has become renowned. The 36th Boulevard Festival will take place in 2021.

Plan your visit to Afzender Boulevard

Prepare for captivating and performances during Afzender Boulevard. If you plan on cycling, it is recommended to park your bicycle at the main designated bicycle parks.

Thumb photo: ®JeanPhilipse